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White-Lipped Tree Frog

(Litoria infrafrenata)

 

Category: Amphibians

 

 

The species of frog, also known as the giant tree frog, is endemic to the rainforests of Northern Queensland, New Guinea, the Bismarck Islands, and the Admiralty Islands. It is the world’s largest tree frog is usually bright green in color. The white-lipped tree frog has a loud barking call, but makes a cat-like mew when distressed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-lipped_tree_frog

http://www.petsource.org/reptile-by-species/5078-white-lipped-frog.html

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Amphibia
Order - Anura
Family - Hylidae
Genus - Litoria
Species - L. infrafrenata

 
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Caecilians: The Limbless Enigma

Caecilians are amphibians with long, limbless bodies that resemble worms or snakes more than frogs or salamanders. Their name means “blind ones,” a reference to their tiny, skin-covered (or in some cases, non-existent) eyes - which probably don’t get much use, as they spend most their lives burrowing underground. Caecilians are unusual for amphibians in that 75% of them give birth to live young, oftentimes, fully formed. There are also a few species where the mother actually grows a layer of nutritious, fatty skin that is eaten off by her own young, which is analogous to breastfeeding in mammals.

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